Calling all International Students — Fred Fox, our ESL specialist, is holding “office hours” in the Writing Center (Wilson Hall 1-114) every Monday from 4:10-5:00 pm! Come visit with Fred about questions you have about writing, about the writing you are currently doing, or about ways the Writing Center can better serve you as a non-native writer. You can also chat with Fred during his office hours by going to the Writing Center‘s Facebook page and clicking “Message”! (Fred Fox is sponsored by OIP.)
Spring 2014 WriteNight: March 25, 2014. Keep checking back as further details are announced.
Effective Teaching and Learning Across Cultural Boundaries: Working with International ESL* Students
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 11:45am – 1:00pm in the Strand Union Building, Room 233
Presenters: Michelle Miley, Writing Center Director, and Fred Fox, Writing Center ESL Tutor
International students are an increasingly important part of our university community. Join us for a conversation about how to initiate effective teaching and learning strategies specifically when teaching writing in a class with non-native speakers. Dr. Miley and Fred Fox will co-lead a session focused on understanding and approaching the unique challenges faced by international students, along with the opportunities presented by their presence on campus and in our classrooms. Come prepared to share your own experiences and ideas!
Lunch will be served at 11:45am and the session will begin at 12:00 noon.
Registration is required by 12:00 noon, Tuesday, Feb. 11; to register, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KFFP22D.
*English as Second Language
Stop by and view our Essay and Photo exhibit “On holding the Ocean” by Ian Jirasko, MSU student and writing tutor.
Read the Writing Center News, Issue 01
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